Watch: Women's Ice Hockey 2023-24 season recap video

Cambridge, Mass. – A new era for Harvard women's ice hockey Laura Bellamy, the new Landry family head coach for Harvard women's ice hockey, takes over at the helm of the program in 2023-24. Under his guidance, many young players have stepped up this season and led the team to success in the coming years.

Bellamy and the new staff Meredith Roth And Venla CourtHarvard set out to establish a new culture and identity that was showcased during the team's progress during the 2023-24 campaign.

A win over Beanpot rival Boston University and a trip to the Nation's Capital over Thanksgiving break to take part in D1's DC tournament highlighted the first half of the Crimson's opening months of the season.

The win over BU marked the first of Bellamy's young head coaching career, with Harvard taking on two highly competitive teams in No. 4 Minnesota and St. Thomas on its DC trip. The group celebrated the holiday together by exploring DC and visiting national monuments.

The team returned to Cambridge and posted two impressive wins, including a thrilling win over No. 8 St. Lawrence. Alex Bellicci Post a 52-save shutout and White lap Score for overtime game winner. Labe followed that up with two goals to lead Sacred Heart to a 2-1 victory in the team's first game back from its winter break.

Harvard then turned its attention to the Beanpot Tournament, where a narrow setback in the opening round gave Harvard a chance to become the first women's college hockey team to play on the ice at TD Garden in the consolation round. Led by the second-year goaltender Emily Davidson, the Crimson defeated the No. 13 Boston College Eagles in a shootout to become the first women's team to record a victory at TD Garden. Davidson made three key saves in the shootout Gabby Davidson Adams He scored the winning goal to help write Harvard's name in the record books.

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Davidson would post two more impressive outings during the team's wins over RPI and Union. For his efforts, Davidson was named Player of the Year and will look to expand on his success next year when he returns to the net.

Another rising star in the Crimson locker room, White lap, took a big step forward in the 2023-24 season, setting new career highs with 11 goals and 15 points during his sophomore campaign. Lapp was named the team's most impactful player and will return to Bright-Landry next season to continue his progress.

Junior Guard Jenna McDonald He received recognition from his peers after being voted the winner of the John Dooley Award, an annual title given to the player who best combines sportsmanship, enthusiasm and devotion to hockey.

MacDonald has established himself as a leader on the team this season, playing a key role in all situations from the blue line. MacDonald's most impressive performance came in a win over RPI (January 19), where she blocked eight shots, tied for the second-most blocked shots in a game in Harvard women's ice hockey history.

In 2023-24, MacDonald was one of the first players on the frontline and one of the last off the ice. McDonald helped usher in a new era this season and will help the team continue to build on its new foundation when it takes the ice in the fall.

One of the youngest team in the country, only two senior players will leave the team Shannon Hollands And Rose O'Connor competed in their Crimson hockey careers. Both were honored on senior night as the group thanked them for their countless contributions to the program.

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Harvard women's ice hockey now turns its attention to the 2024-25 season, where a veteran group will return to the ice to help the Crimson build its new foundation and chase greater success in the future.

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